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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    N/A
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe

Ranked #17 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(92%) Oppose
Favor (5%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)

Ranked #17 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement is most similar to your point of view–even if it does not precisely match your opinion. 1 Homosexuality should be accepted by society OR 2 Homosexuality should not be accepted by society"

(92%) No
Yes (5%)

By The Numbers

77%
of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
15%
oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Moldova

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Homosexual activity in Moldova is legal.

Current status
Since 1995
Legal
Added by robertshippey  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Moldova

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Same-sex marriage in Moldova is not legal.

Current status
Since 1994
Not legal
Constitutional ban since 1994.
Added by AlexandruM  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1994–Sep 12, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Required legalization under EU Ruling. Gay union legalization pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Moldova

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Moldova is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Moldova, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Moldova

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Right to change legal gender in Moldova is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Moldovan law allows for legal gender change only after ‘change of sex’. So far this has been interpreted as biological / surgical change of sex. In 2011, four individuals had successfully changed gender in law in Moldova since independence. After biological / surgical change of sex, the Moldovan Ministry of Information and Technology will issue a certificate stating that the person has changed sex. With this certificate it is possible to change all other official documents (passport, birth certificate, ID card etc).
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Jan 1, 2011–Sep 8, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Moldova

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LGBT discrimination in Moldova is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Illegal in some contexts
A law protecting LGBTQ+ population from labour law discrimination took effect on January 1st 2013
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Jan 1, 2013–Apr 15, 2018
Illegal
Full discrimination protections.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Moldova

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LGBT employment discrimination in Moldova is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Even if the Constitution of Moldova provides anti-discrimination laws, these are not applied in everyday life.
Added by AlexandruM  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Moldova

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LGBT housing discrimination in Moldova is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Moldova

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Moldova is legal.

Current status
Legal
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve.
Added by AlexandruM  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Moldova

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Same-sex adoption in Moldova is single only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Single only
Since after 2011. Missing laws for same sex couples.
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Equal age of consent in Moldova

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Equal age of consent in Moldova is equal.

Current status
Since 2002
Equal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Moldova

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Blood donations by MSMs in Moldova is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The Moldovan legislation bans MSMs from donating blood due to high risk of transmitting STDs.
Added by AlexandruM  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Moldova

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Conversion therapy in Moldova is not banned.

Current status
Since Apr 7, 2014
Not banned
it was introduced in 2014. Not clear.
Sources:
assembly.coe.int
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


LGBT Rights by City

View the LGBT laws in each individual city of Moldova.